2013-10-13 13:00:15 - Recently published research from Business Monitor International, "Kuwait Defence & Security Report Q4 2013", is now available at Fast Market Research
The report examines the trends occurring in the country's current and future defence procurement and the order of battle across its armed forces. BMI's general conclusion is that Kuwait remains vulnerable to regional instability, both in the form of the civil war in Syria, and also the possible consequences of any US /Israeli attack on Iran.
The ramifications of the Arab Spring also continue to have an impact on Kuwaiti politics. Despite being relatively democratic by regional standards, Kuwait has not been unaffected by the regional wave of political reforms. Large-scale protests continued in Kuwait throughout 2012, and the failure of the Emir to overturn the country's electoral law has further emboldened the opposition. However, Islamist politicians lost ground in a
July election to the country's national assembly, which ushered in Kuwait's 13th cabinet in seven years, and saw the appointment of a new defence minister, Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah.
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Iran's covert ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programmes continue to guide the security debate in the Gulf region with a growing interest in developing some form of collective missile defence. Having already spelled out its future military commitment to the region, the US is now pushing for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to start integrating their separate missile defence systems to create a region-wide missile shield. Although defence co-operation has generally been quite basic even between allied states in the Gulf, momentum now appears to be building towards a new US-GCC missile defence framework. For US contractors that build missile defence systems - this chiefly includes Raytheon and Lockheed Martin - lucrative orders are anticipated from the Gulf states.
Over the last quarter, BMI has revised the following issues:
* The delivery of long-mooted Patriot ballistic missile (PAC-3) technologies is now 'imminent' according to reports coming from the Paris Air Show in the last quarter.
* The security outlook for Kuwait in the light of a fresh general election, the replacement of the defence minister, ongoing regional developments and internal sectarian difficulties exacerbated by the Syrian civil war.
* Other Kuwaiti defence developments including: electronic warfare enhancements for its fleer of Apache helicopters; a royal decree for demobilised troops to be 'reinstated' into the army; and update data regarding defence expenditure.
Report Table of Contents:
BMI Industry View
- BMI Industry View
- Kuwait Defence SWOT
- Kuwait Security SWOT
- Business Environment
- Industry Forecast
- Defence Expenditure
- Table: Defence Expenditure
- Table: Defence Expenditure Scenario - Changing % Of GDP, 2010-2017 (US$mn)
- Armed Forces
- Table: Armed Forces ('000 personnel, unless otherwise stated)
- Table: Manpower Available For Military Service, 2010-2017 (aged 16-49 unless otherwise stated)
- Defence Trade
- Table: Defence Trade Balance (US$mn)
- Table: Defence Exports (US$mn)
- Table: Defence Imports (US$mn)
- Macroeconomic Forecasts
- Table: Kuwait - Economic Activity
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
- MENA Security Risk Ratings
- Table: Middle East And Africa Regional Security Ratings
- Table: Middle East And Africa State Vulnerability To Terrorism Index
- Kuwait Security Risk Ratings
- Kuwait Defence Market Overview
- Armed Forces And Government Spending
- Government Spending
- Industry Trends And Developments
- Weapons Of Mass Destruction
- Arms Trade Overview
- Kuwait Security Overview
- Domestic Threats
- Regional Threats
- International Threats
- Internal Security
- Middle East and Africa Security Overview
Global Industry Overview
- Global Political Outlook
- Defence Industry
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